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Former minister’s daughter stoned to death in Bihar


PATNA: Former JD-U minister Baidyanath Sahni’s daughter was allegedly stoned to death by her in-laws over lingering property dispute in Bihar yesterday.

The incident took place at Bara village in Begusarai district yesterday. In this connection, a case has been registered with the local police station.

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30-year-old Sangeeta Kumari, daughter of former minister, was married to Santosh Kumar in the year 2000. Recently, her husband died of prolonged illness.

Victim’s family members allege after her husband’s death, her in-laws began torturing her over property dispute. Reports said the in-laws wanted her to transfer all her husband’s property to their name but she refused, leading to the dispute.

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Subsequently, she was staying with her parents. A couple of days back, the victim was reportedly called to her in-laws’ home where she was allegedly stoned her to death.

“My daughter has been killed by her in-laws and I want the arrest of her killers. I hope I will get justice form the government,” the former minister Sahni told the media today.

Sahni was animal husbandry minister in the Nitish Kumar government.

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